U Boat - Bergs or Southern Rail?

 
  Gremlin Assistant Commissioner

If I was going to buy one...which and why?

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  Groover Train Controller

Location: A long way from home
If I was going to buy one...which and why?
Gremlin
I purchased the SDS models and having seen the Bergs models of the original U sets I regret it. Check the roof profile.  No model is ever perfect but once a defect is pointed out your eye always goes to it.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

I purchased the SDS models and having seen the Bergs models of the original U sets I regret it. Check the roof profile.  No model is ever perfect but once a defect is pointed out your eye always goes to it.
Groover
Have the Bergs model got that horrible coupler set up their red rattlers have? If they do that would enough to make me go for the SDS model. There is also something odd about the proportions of the Bergs red rattlers and that is another downside if that is carried over to their U Boats.

SDS appear to me to be made for the model market whilst the Berg models were originally toys with attempts to improve them over time to make them acceptable to the model market. But those couplers, yuk.
  brissim Chief Train Controller

SDS ??? I assume the previous two posts refer to the Southern Rail Model (SRM) versions of the U-boats. Yes I know it can be confusing at times.

Tony
  viaprojects Chief Train Controller

If I was going to buy one...which and why?
Gremlin
depend's on the type of model rail fan you are.


bergs are open ended with there product you can do the ponk opition. or you you can do the upgaded version which most of the older model rail fans do to there set's.( a sheet of details are supplied)    

southern rail are just ready to run
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

Have the Bergs model got that horrible coupler set up their red rattlers have?
nswtrains

One of Berg's pictures of their U-sets, see: (oops posting the link might help!) http://www.bergshobbies.com.au/images/catalogue/IMG_4965%20Set%20No.%20536.JPG

For the Berg's Red rattler & related cars, while it is incorrect, and still stands out, if you search for some pictures/videos, it doesn't seem to be stand out that much.

Main part of this post is, which would be more accurate (not counting compromises that need to be made) out of

1. Original windows: SRM or Bergs?
2. Beclawat windows: SRM or Bergs?
  DQ2004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Hobart -where the rain has lumps in it
Plenty of photos of the Southern Rail U-boats on their FB page;






Regards,

Toby
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

I know their are photos on the sites, but they don't show which are the more accurate models.
  NSWGR1855 Deputy Commissioner

One of Berg's pictures of their U-sets, see: (oops posting the link might help!) http://www.bergshobbies.com.au/images/catalogue/IMG_4965%20Set%20No.%20536.JPG

For the Berg's Red rattler & related cars, while it is incorrect, and still stands out, if you search for some pictures/videos, it doesn't seem to be stand out that much.

Main part of this post is, which would be more accurate (not counting compromises that need to be made) out of

1. Original windows: SRM or Bergs?
2. Beclawat windows: SRM or Bergs?
Newcastle Express

For the original windows version, the Bergs U set is overall the more accurate, I have seen both in the flesh.

The roof on the SRM is the wrong shape, and this is easily seen in the photographs in this thread, and I would call it a second rate model (SRM) because of this alone. It's difficult to fix this mistake. Also the SRM model rides higher than necessary, just like toys from the tinplate era, where as the Bergs version looks closer to scale distance between bogies and body.



Terry Flynn.

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